Apr 29, 2010

Relay for Life 2010

Several teachers and staff from RES rallied together at the Whitesville Road track on Friday night for RELAY FOR LIFE 2010. The Second grade teachers spent a long (but fun!) Friday night/ morning at Relay for Life. We raised money for the American Cancer Society and helped to promote cancer awareness. It was a BLAST...Can't wait to do it again next year! :) Thank you Mrs. Athon for leading our Relay team this year! Mrs. Keck took these awesome pictures and we wanted to share...

Mrs. Angie Murphy and the tiger mascot...Go Tigers!

Look who we found in our Relay tent...Do you know who this is?

Mrs. Athon, Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Tittle, and Mrs. Umfress walking away cancer!

Mrs. D showing her skills :)

Miss Moore, Mrs. Murphy, and Mrs. Doughman hanging out in the tent.

Wow, Miss Moore looks really serious about face painting!

Mrs. Doughman painting faces.

Check out our cute tent!
(..and yes, Miss Moore's class...this is what the big birthday cake was for!)

Apr 27, 2010

Listen to some Didgeridoos!

Check out this website to hear some really cool didgeridoos (an Aborigine muscial instrument):

Click here to listen to didgeridoos

*Remember to click the little, yellow speaker with the musical notes coming out of it to get the music to play.*

Apr 16, 2010

Earth Day is Coming Soon!

In honor of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, check out this cool website:


It has some really FUN, Earth Day projects to make at home with your trash!

If you make any projects at home, please bring it in to share with the class. We would love to see your master piece!

If you would like to print your very own Happy Earth Day book, check out this website:


Apr 12, 2010

No Stress! Be Happy:)

Reducing Test Taking Anxiety

Test anxiety is when a student excessively worries about doing well on a test. This can become a major hindrance on test performance and cause extreme nervousness and memory lapses among other symptoms. Don't stress the test! Try these tips:

- Get a good night's sleep. (This is very important!)

- Be prepared.

- Set the alarm clock a few minutes early so you will not be rushed.

- Show up to class early so you won't have to worry about being late.

- Eat a light, HEALTHY (grapes, eggs, low sugar) breakfast.

- Space out your studying over a few days or weeks and continually review class material. Don't try to learn everything the night before.

- Try to maintain a positive attitude while preparing for the test and during the test.

- Exercising for a few days before the test will help reduce stress.

- Stay relaxed, if you begin to get nervous take a few deep breaths slowly to relax yourself and then get back to work.

- Read the directions slowly and carefully.

- If you don't understand the directions on the test, ask the teacher.

- Don't worry about how fast other people finish their test; just concentrate on your own test.

- Remember that you don't have to always get EVERY question right to do well on the test.

- Focus on the question at hand. Don't let your mind wander on other things.

- RELAX! Be Happy!:)